Among Us: The game that has taken West by storm

Caleb Sandoval, Staff Writer

If you keep yourself up to date on all of the trends going on in pop culture, you have probably heard about the “new” game Among Us. The game, released in 2018, had little interest or recognition upon release. However, in the past few months, the game has suddenly skyrocketed to become one of the most popular games of 2020. It is now the third most popular PC game globally, according to, and has become the top game of 2020 in the app store.

Among Us is an online multiplayer social game that takes place in a space-themed setting. Players can take on one of two roles, most being crewmates and a set number of imposters. The job of the crewmates is to identify who the imposter is to save their ship. Meanwhile, the imposter finds ways to sabotage their plans and deceive the crewmates to avoid being discovered. 

This game has taken the world by storm. With over 217 million downloads, it is safe to say that the game is popular. Many of the students at Greeley West are playing this game and enjoying it.

Senior Serenity De Los Santos said she loves the game. “It’s a great way to socialize while being quarantined. ”

The game had great timing to blow up during the pandemic. This game allowed friends to be able to connect without having to leave the safety of their homes. Senior Taylor Vannest said that the game is sometimes frustrating because the imposter would often accuse you of being the imposter.“It’s really enjoyable, and frustrating at times,” Vannest said.